Tarrytown (Sleepy Hollow) Light

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Tarrytown (Sleepy Hollow) Light

Tarrytown Light, also known as Kingsland Point Light and Sleep Hollow Light is a sparkplug lighthouse that is part of a County Park for Westchester County, New York. It is open to the public.

It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, reference #79001649.

The construction of the Tappan Zee Bridge made the light obsolete.

  • 1883, October 1: Light was first lit with Jacob Ackerman as the first keeper.
  • 1957: Light was automated; its flashing red light was reduced from 7000 to1500 candle power.
  • 1958: Building of the Tappan Zee Bridge made the lighthouse obsolete.
  • 1961: The light was decommissioned.
  • 1974: Westchester County acquired the lighthouse.
  • 1979: Light was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Late 1970s: The footbridge connecting the shore to the tower was built. Over time, landfills had filled in the shoreline within feet of the tower.
  • 2002: Occasional tours of the lighthouse are available from the Westchester County Department of Parks


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